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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.
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Proof of concept script to make GIMP more similar to MyPaint or Krita, for painting/drawing

Posted 06-13-2018 at 03:37 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 06-13-2018 at 04:36 PM by the dsc

Apparently on GIMP you can't set the stylus button 3 as an instant color picker. The default is to hold control and click, which is not that much of a hassle, but it's interesting to have this kind of functionality more uniformly activated.

A hacky way of getting an approximation of it is along the line(s) of:

Code:
while true ; do xdotool getactivewindow getwindowname | grep GIMP && xsetwacom set "Wacom Bamboo Pen stylus" Button 3 "key Control button
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Global configuration for "always-use-location-entry" in GTK?

Posted 04-11-2018 at 08:28 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

One of those things I can't understand in UI design is the need some designers have to force the user to have to click or press key combinations to display things that could well have been available the entire time, with no harm whatsoever to the usability, much to the contrary. I guess some people think it's cool and nerdier to have to remember the combinations.

In order to have the location field always shown on nautilus, apparently one can use the command:
Code:
gsettings set
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KDE 4/5 trash bug is gonna have its 15th birthday sometime soon

Posted 02-28-2018 at 05:17 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-28-2018 at 05:19 PM by the dsc

https://bugs.launchpad.net/kdelibs/+bug/688576

Whereas most file managers are able to correctly trash files to trash folders located in their own partitions (even pcmanfm-qt), Dolphin moves the files to the user's home partition. And Dolphin's own trash won't list nor delete permanently trash in different partitions, trashed by other, proper, file managers.

I thought I had it solved somehow (manually creating the trash folders, if I recall), with some late left-overs...
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.Xresources may mess up with GTK anti-aliasing, but it may not be immediately evident

Posted 02-22-2018 at 02:29 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

I was copying some configs from websites, related with the configuration of several terminal emulators, in order to have them look somewhat better.

Some of those deactivated GTK's text anti-aliasing, which nevertheless persisted on GTK's own config files, but was ignored. Lxappearance strangely would apparently somehow notice there was no anti-aliasing and show this option unchecked, but checking it wouldn't work, and would still be unchecked when I run lxappearance immediately after....
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Batch-cropping with ImageMagick + GIMP. Script helper(s), in development

Posted 12-09-2017 at 02:21 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-14-2017 at 11:01 AM by the dsc (mumbling about possible improvements)

Here's the explanation:


These are the original images to be cropped in batch, all jpegs, all in the same folder:

(It's a single image here, but these are in fact separate files)

The next step is to create a montage (still done manually):

montage -define jpeg:size=220x -geometry 220x220 *.jpg montage1.png

And then it's edited on GIMP: gimp montage1.png
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